Honda Activa continues to be No. 1 selling 2 Wheeler brand in India

No, it’s not just the BMW, Mercedes-Benz and MG Motor cars that are selling like hot cakes this festive season. Midway into the festive season, Honda’s iconic Activa scooter has once again cemented its leadership as...

Rudratej Singh appointed President & CEO, BMW Group India.

Rudratej Singh has been appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer of BMW Group India effective 1 August 2019. Rudratej ‘Rudy’ Singh brings more than 25 years of experience and has held multiple leadersh...

Jaguar Land Rover, BMW Group announce collaboration for next gen electrification technology

Jaguar Land Rover and BMW Group have confirmed they are joining forces to develop next generation Electric Drive Units (EDUs) in a move that will support the advancement of electrification technologies, a central pa...

FCA submits proposal for merger with Groupe Renault

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. has delivered a non-binding letter to the Board of Groupe Renault proposing a combination of their respective businesses as a 50/50 merger. Groupe Renault has confirmed receipt of a pr...

Flash Electronics files suit in U.S against Royal Enfield for patent infringement

Flash Electronics India Ltd, a leading electronic and electric auto components player has filed a law suit against Royal Enfield challenging patent infringement in the US regarding production of an important compone...

International Passive Safety Seminar calls for road safety and safe vehicles

The 2nd International Passive Safety Seminar (iPASS-2018) was conducted at ICAT, Manesar on December 13 and 14, 2018. The theme of the seminar was “Safe Vehicle, Safe Life”. The seminar aimed to spread the awareness...

TVS Motor Company rolls out 50,000th unit of the BMW 310cc series motorcycle

TVS Motor Company has rolled out the 50,000 unit of the BMW 310cc motorcycle. The motorcycle was rolled out from the Hosur plant of the company in the presence of Dr. Markus Schramm, Head of BMW Motorrad, and KN Ra...

Mahindra First Choice Wheels enters premium used cars business with ‘Edition’

Mahindra First Choice Wheels, India’s leading multi-brand certified used car company has launched its “Edition” brand, the country’s first premium used cars franchise network.

Harley-Davidson succumbs to Indian curry, plans 250-500cc bikes for India

Iconic motorcycle manufacturer of the US and a favourite company of US President Donald Trump is beginning to appreciate the flavour of Indian curry. It has just announced its own recipe for the Indian palate wherei...

Vikram Pawah appointed as CEO of BMW Group in Australia and New Zealand

Vikram Pawah has been appointed as the CEO of BMW Group Australia and New Zealand and has been promoted as the Chairman of BMW Group India.

BMW, Great Wall Motor sign JV agreement for MINI electric vehicles in China

The BMW Group and Chinese manufacturer Great Wall Motor have signed an agreement to produce MINI electric vehicles through a new 50:50 joint venture based in China. During an event for autonomous and connected drivi...

Force Motors, Rolls Royce sign JV agreement for gen sets

Rolls-Royce Power Systems and Pune-based automobile manufacturer Force Motors have signed a joint venture agreement in which Force Motors will hold a 51% and Rolls-Royce Power Systems a 49% stake. The new joint vent...

BMW rolls out first ever 6 Series from Chennai plant

German stalwart BMW has rolled out its first ever 6 Series Gran Turismo from its plant in Chennai. The 6 Series Gran Turismo was launched earlier this month at the 2018 Auto Expo. The company launched the car as a l...

Dr. Jochen Schröder to lead Schaeffler E-Mobility business division

Dr. Jochen Schröder (46) will assume leadership of Schaeffler Group’s newly-established E-Mobility business division on April 1, 2018. In this function, he will report to Matthias Zink, CEO-Automotive OEM. Dr. Schrö...

BMW Group delivers best sales performance in India to date with 9800 cars

BMW Group has delivered its best sales performance in India to date in calendar year 2017 with all three brands – BMW, MINI and Motorrad.BMW Group India delivered 9800 cars (BMW + MINI) in 2017, registering a growth...

Indian Auto industry figures Oct 2017, a quick glance

A total of 2,162,164 units of vehicles that included passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, three-wheelers and two-wheelers were sold in the country and 314,397 units exported.

Who’s sold more, who’s sold less? Indian Auto industry figures Sept 2017

Here are some interesting facts about the Indian automotive industry in terms of domestic sales and exports. These figures have been culled out from the production, sales and exports figures for the month of Septemb...

Force Motors ties up with Rolls Royce Power Systems

Leading commercial vehicle and engine manufacturer and Abhay Firodia controlled Force Motors has entered into a non-binding term sheet with Rolls Royce Power System AG (R-RPS) to form an Indian joint venture company...

HMSI  inaugurates 4th assembly line in Karnataka plant

With the inauguration of the 4th assembly line at the Karnataka plant of Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI), India is now the biggest production base of Honda worldwide. The new 4th line of 0.6 million annual c...

Steffen Knapp is Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India

Steffen Knapp has been appointed as Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India. The position was previously held by Michael Mayer who recently took up the role of ‘Head of Sales and Marketing’ for Volkswagen Passenge...

Volvo Auto India to assemble cars in Hoskote, Karnataka

Premium car maker Volvo Cars will start vehicle assembly operations in Hoskote, near Bengaluru in the Indian state of Karnataka in 2017. Volvo Cars has established a company in India by the name of Volvo Auto India ...

Vikram Pawah is President, BMW Group India

Vikram Pawah (45) has been appointed as the President of BMW Group India effective March 1, 2017. Pawah brings more than twenty five years of international experience both in the automotive and non-automotive indust...

EXCLUSIVE- Kia is coming- Will it be Hyundai’s trump card

There has been a lot of speculation about car manufacturer Kia Motors of South Korea making an entry into India. According to highly placed sources, Kia is definitely on its way into India and is actively considerin...

Rear view sensors for cars will soon be mandatory

With an aim to reduce increasing risk to small children and pedestrians from reversing or rolling back motor vehicles , the government will soon make rear view sensors or backup camera’s mandatory on all new vehicl...

Automotive business thrives in South India: 2016

‘Kabali’, the blockbuster Tamil movie starring south Indian superstar Rajnikanth got off to a roaring start in July 2016 across cinema halls in India. While Rajnikanth is, without doubt, a showstopper and a star to ...

Force Motors, Mercedes-Benz invest in new engine / axle plant in Chakan

Force Motors has inaugurated a new engine and axle assembly plant exclusively for Mercedes-Benz India in Chakan, Pune. The Firodia controlled company has invested around Rs 100 crore in this new greenfield facility....

LUXURY CARS IN INDIA: A Painful Growth

In the bad old days, two words were often considered taboo – Sex and Luxury. In a conservative India, talking about sex was a big “No”. Equally, in a socialist driven economy, the term “Luxury” was pure blasphemy. B...

Kerala ban on diesel cars sends Indian auto industry into tizzy

The latest ruling of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) banning diesel vehicles with engine capacities of 2000cc and above has sent the entire Indian auto industry in a state of shock and disbelief. The NGT bench hea...

50,000th BMW rolls out of BMW plant in Chennai

BMW Plant Chennai has rolled out the 50,000th car locally produced in India.The all-new BMW 7 Series received the distinction of being the 50,000th car locally-produced in India. Launched at the Auto Expo 2016, the ...

Frank Schloeder appointed as acting President of BMW Group India

Frank Schloeder (41), currently Director Marketing at BMW India has been appointed as acting President of BMW Group India (effective May 1, 2016).

SC ban on diesel cars above 2000 cc continues in Delhi NCR

The financial year 2015-16 ended on a sour note for several automobile manufacturers in the country when the Supreme Court in a hearing extended the ban on diesel vehicle registration in Delhi. Thus, all diesel cars...

No sale of new diesel vehicles with 2000cc plus engines till March 31: SC

Unmindful of the repercussions that it could have on the investment climate of the country, the Supreme Court on December 16, 2015 has put a blanket ban on sale of all diesel vehicles in Delhi that have an engine ca...

SC clamps the rich man’s wheels; Common man trampled too

The National Green Tribunal (NGT is going hammer and tongs against diesel vehicles and has called for their ban in Delhi, but in the meantime, the Supreme Court on December 15, 2016 said it was considering a ban on ...

It’s a Blue, Blue Christmas for diesel car makers in India

Leading SUV manufacturer in India, Mahindra & Mahindra will be the worst hit by the recent ban on diesel vehicles in the capital city of Delhi from December 11, 2015 to January 6, 2016 as ordered by the National Gre...

Will Lionel Messi be able to score a goal for Tata Motors?

Celebrities have been endorsing everything from an underwear to a car, all over the world. They could be film stars, sports personalities including footballers, boxers, cricketers, sprinters, rugby players, golf cha...

BMW M Studio now in India; 7 outlets by end 2016

BMW India has launched a brand new 'BMW M Studio' in Mumbai. The first-of-its-kind flagship store is dedicated exclusively to the BMW M brand and its entire range of products. The ‘BMW M Studio’ has been launched i...

BMW Financial Services invests Rs 110 crore additional in India

The BMW Group has increased its investment in BMW Financial Services India to Rs 640 crore(€ 98 million) in 2015 from Rs 530 crore (€ 80 million) in 2012. BMW Group launched BMW Financial Services India on October 5...

ZF Hero Chennai plant to assemble chassis modules for BMW

ZF Hero Chassis Systems Pvt. Ltd. the 50:50 JV of ZF India Pvt. Ltd. and Hero Motors Ltd. formally inaugurated a new plant in Oragadam, Kanchipuram district on the outskirts of Chennai city on September 25, 2015. Th...

Takata airbag glitch hits Honda Cars India; 223,578 cars recalled

The Takata airbag glitch has finally hit the Indian shores in a big way, leading to a massive recall of around 223,578 units from the Honda Cars India stable. The cars manufactured between 2003 and 2012 will be reca...

Right hand drive Ford Mustangs for UK; India a definite market

Almost 2,000 Ford Mustang orders have been taken in the UK since January 2015 as the first right-hand drive cars begin to roll off the production line at Flatrock Assembly Plant in Michigan, North America. The ri...

Only Rs 30,000 for your ten-year old diesel car? Nah!!!

Your ten your old diesel vehicle, whether it is a BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz or a Maruti Suzuki or Hyundai car, could fetch you a financial incentive of maybe up to Rs 30,000 in case you are staying in the National Ca...

Force Motors inaugurates Rs 200 crore plant to make BMW engines

The Firodia family controlled Force Motors has inaugurated a modern Engine Assembly plant in Chennai in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Built at a cost of around Rs 200 crore, the plant has begun assembling...

Pankaj Munjal is new Chairman & MD, Hero Cycles

Hero Motors group, which includes the flagship company Hero Cycles, the world’s largest bicycle manufacturer, appointed Pankaj Munjal as its Chairman and Managing Director. The decision was taken at a recent board m...

South India Special Part 1: Tamil Nadu

Five states comprising Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and the newly formed state of Telangana make up South India. Among these, it’s Tamil Nadu that is way ahead when it comes to its contribution to t...

House Full at Auto Expo –The Motor Show 2016

Despite the absence of a few big names like Harley-Davidson, Bajaj, Daimler India Commercial Vehicle (DICV) and Royal Enfield, the entire space at the Auto Expo-The Motor Show 2016 to be held at the India Exposition...

Starlit Power Systems Ltd JV to make next gen automobile batteries

Starlit Power Systems Ltd has signed a Joint Venture with China's second largest motorcycle and UPS battery manufacturing company Guangdong Dynavolt Technologies wherein, Guangdong Dynavolt will acquire 24pc of equi...

Harman completes acquisition of Bang & Olufsen automotive audio business

Harman International Industries, a leading global infotainment, audio and software services company, has announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Bang & Olufsen Automotive car audio business. Bang &...

BMW assembles cars with 50 pc local content in Chennai plant

For a luxury car company that does not believe in only numbers but gives a lot of importance to profitability, BMW India has just announced that it has increased the level of localisation of its cars at its plant in...

BMW in kitty, Force Motors to set up new engine plant for Mercedes-Benz

Force Motors has now confirmed to Motown India that this new facility which is being built in Chakan is a “dedicated facility for Mercedes Benz India Ltd”. A spokesperson for the company informed that the company wi...

Motown India April 2015 issue out on stands

What have we got for you in our April 2015 Issue of Motown India? Well, for starters, we take a look at all the cars and bikes launched in the month of March which includes the Range Rover Evoque which will now be m...

BMW Gran Turismos to escort VIPs at Delhi Airport

The lucky and powerful few will now be chauffeured in BMW Gran Turismos when they arrive at the Delhi International Airport. All dignitaries, leading businessmen and eminent personalities transiting through the VIP ...

A new “Effortless...Everywhere” Roll-Royce being developed

Uber luxury car maker Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has confirmed that it will develop an all-new Rolls-Royce with exceptional presence, elegance and purpose. This motor car will be Effortless...Everywhere. This car will ...

Ashutosh Khosla replaces Rattan at Force Motors

Ashutosh Khosla , who worked with Piaggio Vehicles, has come in place of Naresh Kumar Rattan who till recently was the Executive Director, Force Motors. The latter resigned from his post in January 2015 after spendi...

Bosch Chairman connects lives with humour and meaning at CIS 2015

Dr. Werner Struth, Chairman, Robert Bosch LLC and Member of the Board of Management, Robert Bosch GmbH combined these attributes at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada (USA) t...

At BMW Welt, there is much more to just taking delivery

It’s almost unbelievable. It’s not a dealership and there is none like this in India. In fact, a lot of people globally may not have even have heard of this concept. BMW Welt in Munich, Germany has been a major att...

Experts debate on innovation and auto growth

Innovation has a positive impact on the growth of the automotive industry. Automotive leaders and experts unanimously agreed that the Indian automotive industry has to embrace and adopt different innovative ways to ...

BMW research on driver assistance

Increasing urbanisation means that city traffic networks are reaching their capacity limits ever more frequently. Driving in urban areas means having to deal with complex traffic situations involving many different ...

Volvo XC60 global sales clear 500,000 units

The Volvo XC60, Volvo Car Group’s best-selling model since 2009, passed the 500,000 units sold mark in April 2014. It has taken the model only little over half a decade to reach this milestone. The model, which ha...

BMW subsidiary designs train in Malaysia

Everything BMW is not about modern and sophisticated cars alone! BMW Group subsidiary DesignworksUSA has developed the design for a new underground passenger train. Klang Valley, the metropolitan region around Malay...

BMW i8 global deliveries begin in June 2014

Now that the production of the BMW i8 soon commences at the BMW Group plant in Leipzig, the launch too is very imminent. In European markets, customers will start getting their cars in June 2014 onward. Customers h...

BMW innovations at the CES 2014

Under the BMW ConnectedDrive banner , the German luxury car maker focuses on every aspect of the link-up between the driver, vehicle and outside world. The company is underlining its position in the vanguard of tech...

Joe King replaces Michael Perschke at Audi India

Joe King has been appointed as the Head of Audi India, effective September 1, 2013. He takes over fr

BMW Motorrad and TVS Motor Company join hands

BMW Motorrad has announced that they will be entering the sub 500cc segment. A long term cooperation

‘Audi Approved Plus’ pre-owned biz now in India

Toeing the line of its compatriots like VW, Mercedes Benz and BMW, Audi India has finally launched i

Hero Cycles begins aluminium frame production

Hero Cycles Ltd. has announced the setting up of a new assembly unit. The new unit has been incorpor

BMW Plant Chennai rolled out the 25000th car

BMW Plant Chennai rolled out the 25000th car from its assembly line. Juergen Eder, Managing Director

BMW Group launches IMAP’12 in India

BMW Group has launched International Management Associates Programme (MAP) 2012. As part of the int

BMW Financial Services hikes investment in India

The BMW Group has increased its investment in BMW Financial Services India to 5.3 billion Indian Rup

Union Budget 2012-13 & auto industry

The Annual Budget 2012-13 has been tabled in the parliament and is widely believed to move and shake

Apollo launches Aspire 4G at the 82nd Geneva show

After the success of its winter and summer passenger vehicle tyres in the European market, Apollo Ty

BMW maps Indian professionals for its intl MAP

BMW Group has appointed three management associates from India for its Management Associates Program

BMW, Toyota collaborate on eco-friendly tech

BMW Group and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) have announced that they signed a memorandum of

BMW new dealership facility in Hyderabad

BMW India announced the opening of a new sales and service facility of Kun Exclusive at Hyderabad

BMW India’s  facility rolls out the 100,00th car

BMW India’s plant at Chennai in Tamil Nadu has rolled off its 10,000th car from its production line

BMW Group launches BMW Financial Services in India

GURGAON: The BMW Group launched BMW Financial Services as a new business entity in India. BMW Finan

Jaguar sales hit the roof in UK

UNITED KINGDOM: Geoff Cousins, Managing Director, Jaguar UK said: "While August is traditionally a q

BMW Selects Simulia Solutions for Passive Safety

Dassault Systèmes (DS), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, has a




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